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Osun Govt Shuts Down College Of Education, School Of Health Technology And College Of Technology

Osun Govt Shuts Down College Of Education, School Of Health Technology And College Of Technology

2019-03-19 08:13:33

Following the unwarranted destruction of public property by irate members of the public in Ilesa, Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday night, ordered the closure of three higher institutions of learning. The Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, the Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa and the Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, are to close down immediately, according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina. The statement added that Governor Oyetola described the disturbance of the peace in Ilesa as uncalled for and condemned it. He warned that the government… continue reading


PDP, Atiku file petition against victory of APC, Buhari

PDP, Atiku file petition against victory of APC, Buhari

2019-03-19 04:26:53

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday filed a petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the presidential election conducted by INEC on February 23. The petition was filed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the premises of the Court of Appeal Abuja by lawyers for Atiku and the opposition party last night. The petitioners are challenging the election of Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the grounds of alleged massive rigging, malpractices and non-compliance with the electoral laws. Respondents in the suit are the APC,… continue reading


Buhari doesn’t need NJC to appoint me, says acting CJN

Buhari doesn’t need NJC to appoint me, says acting CJN

2019-03-19 04:18:58

Justice Tanko Muhammad has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not require the permission of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to appoint him as acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He also said he was not aware CJN Walter Onnoghen was suspended before he (Tanko) was sworn in. He stated this while responding to a query by the NJC. The query followed a petition by a group, Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, which asked the NJC to strip him of his role as a justice of the Supreme Court for accepting the position of acting CJN without the council’s… continue reading


Out-of-school children’s parents may face trial —FG

Out-of-school children’s parents may face trial —FG

2019-03-19 04:08:47

The Federal Government has said work is ongoing to criminalise parents who refuse to send their children to school, adding that such parents may also be prosecuted. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this in Abuja on Monday during a press conference on the Federal Government’s intervention in the basic education sub-sector. The Federal Government’s intervention, he said, had hit N350bn in the last four years. Adamu said the ministry had demanded the criminalisation of the act of not sending children to school as well as the possible prosecution of such parents. The minister said although the responsibility for… continue reading


FG to redeem N139.6bn Treasury bills, bonds …as CBN auctions N48.6bn T-bills this week

FG to redeem N139.6bn Treasury bills, bonds …as CBN auctions N48.6bn T-bills this week

2019-03-19 03:59:49

The Federal Government is expected to redeem N48.6bn Treasury bills and make N91bn bond coupon payment this week to bolster system liquidity. The Central Bank of Nigeria is also scheduled to auction N48.6bn worth of Treasury bills this week in a primary market auction. The CBN conducted an Open Market Operation auction once last week, which was on Thursday and offered a total of N350bn across the short – and medium-term maturities, that is the 91-day and the 175-day maturities. The 91-day and 175-day bills were oversubscribed by 1.1x and 1.2x, respectively leading to a decline in the stop rates… continue reading


Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties

Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties

2019-03-19 03:54:53

The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in states where the supplementary elections will hold on Saturday, March 23, are wooing voters with money, gift items and lobbying other political parties for support. The states where the run-offs will take place are Kano, Plateau, Benue, Adamawa and Sokoto. Both the APC and the PDP which are the leading parties in the country are not leaving any stone unturned in their bid to emerge victorious in the forthcoming rerun. They are also pressurising religious leaders to help them convince members of their congregation to vote for them. Investigations by… continue reading


Mane double breaks Bayern to send Liverpool through

Mane double breaks Bayern to send Liverpool through

2019-03-14 06:07:09

Sadio Mane scored twice to steer Liverpool into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a superb 3-1 win at Bayern Munich dumped out the German giants. Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension, Virgil van Dijk’s long pass led to Mane’s excellent first-half goal at the Allianz Arena. “His first goal was ridiculous, the calmness with how he’s finished it off,” Liverpool midfielder James Milner told BT Sport. “He’s on fire at the minute and let’s hope it continues for the rest of the season.” Dutch centre-back Van Dijk then headed last season’s… continue reading


Eight killed, 37 rescued in Lagos building collapse

Eight killed, 37 rescued in Lagos building collapse

2019-03-14 05:56:28

Eight bodies were pulled out from a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos State yesterday. The structure, which contained a primary school, at 63 Massey Street, Itafaaji, Lagos Island, came crashing down around 10:00 a.m. Thirty-seven persons, mostly pupils, were rescued, according to figures released by Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (Southwest).The school occupied the first and second floors, while the ground floor and third storey were residential. “We were in the market when suddenly we heard a loud boom,” said Yemisi Bankole, deputy head of Itafaaji market.Concerned neighbours rushed to the scene as soon as… continue reading


uhari, Ambode, others mourn as Lagos collapsed building kills pupils, others

uhari, Ambode, others mourn as Lagos collapsed building kills pupils, others

2019-03-14 05:48:09

Ten persons, including four pupils, were feared dead on Wednesday following the collapse of a building on No. 63 Massey Street, Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island. About 50 other persons had been pulled out of the rubble alive as of the time of going to press. It was gathered that the three-storey building, which housed a school, Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10am. When our correspondent visited the scene of the incident, rescue operation was ongoing and the total casualty figure could not be immediately ascertained. Rescue equipment from the Lagos State Emergency… continue reading


Pressure mounts on U.S., Boeing to ground B737 Max

Pressure mounts on U.S., Boeing to ground B737 Max

2019-03-13 04:59:49

Pressure is mounting on the United States and its aircraft manufacturing giant, Boeing, to ground the embattled Boeing737Max plane over safety concerns. The subtle protest further gained momentum when Australia and the United Kingdom yesterday banned the aircraft from their airspace, a day after China, Indonesia, Ethiopia and India wielded the big stick. To be affected are about 400 active aircraft and another 5000 orders. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured the flying public, saying, “there is no cause for alarm.” The Spokesperson for the body, Sam Adurogboye, re-emphasised that the accident aircraft type was not in… continue reading


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